Gender: Female Meaning of Britta: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Britta: Scandinavian, variation of Birgit or Britt

Britta Origin and Meaning

The name Britta is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Swedish origin meaning "strength or exalted one".

If you want a pan-Scandinavian name that sounds at once exotic and familiar, Britta may be a perfect choice. It's got energy and style but sounds a bit, yes, brittle.

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Pop Culture References for the name Britta


-EagleEyes- Says:


I named my doll Britta as a child after seeing the name in an American Girl Doll book. I just loved the name, even though my parents made jokes about water filters. I just started watching Community and it's reignited by love for the name. It seems like it would be more popular!

edit: just realized I made a similar comment on this name years ago and forgot! oops, lol

JH Says:


Britta was on our short list for our girl, but we decided on another name. I love how it's strong but feminine too.

RedPanda1203 Says:


I am actually Swedish and this is an old family name. I can't think of one female relative on my mother's side who does not have a some variation of Birgit in their name (My mother and Aunt both have it as their middle name, and it's my Grandmother's first name)... And I think it's a beautiful name so that's lucky!

-EagleEyes- Says:


I love this name. I actually named my baby doll this as a little girl :) It's so cute and spunky! I love the meaning too.

headintheclouds Says:


Britta's one of those short but sweet two-syllable girl's names that are feminine without being flowery, and has a lively spirit to it. It really ought to be more popular than it is, and it's a great sweet-spot kind of name, where it's not mega-popular, but is still well-known enough that it's not obscure. I really like it.

When I see the name, I think of a scene in the TV show Community where the character Britta is referred to as "the water filter girl?". I loved that xD

EW314 Says:


Love this, it sounds strong and feminine.

sward Says:


Like the water filter?

rie Says:


Prefer this to Britney (always sounded like KNEE to me) Brit is a lovely cute nickname, and I agree it doesn't sound brittle!

LMKH Says:


Love this name.

aedunn2 Says:


I'm surprised this isn't way more popular. I knew two Brittas growing up (for context, I'm 23) and my mom has a friend named Brita (although in her case it rhymes with Rita). Maybe it's a regional thing- I'm from the Midwest, so we probably have a disproportionately large percentage of people with Scandinavian ancestry as compared to the country as a whole.

Britta Carlson Says:


I love my name.. And I don't think it sounds "brittle" at all. I think it's lovely and I get compliments quite often=]